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Recent Content

CFP for Panel Collaborators: ASAUK 2018

African Studies Association of the United Kingdom Biennial conference September 2018

Panel on Child Labor in Africa

Pedro Goulart, Pedro A. Oliveira and Aurora A. Santos, members of the research project «"Tell me how it was": Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies» are seeking for collaborators for a panel proposal on Child Labor in Africa to be presented at the ASAUK, between September 11-13, 2018.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-French-Colonial: 26 February - 5 March

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 26 February 2018 to  5 March 2018.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.


Yale University - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in African Studies

Voices in the Legal Archives in the French Atlantic

"The central aim of this conference is to draw together a dynamic group of international scholars from France, Canada, and the United States whose work stands at the interface of two emerging sub-disciplines:  the history of the French Atlantic and the "new legal history" whose central vector insists on shifting the focus of the field beyond legal structures and frameworks, towards an understanding of how law was actively shaped and applied through the lives and experiences of ordinary men and women.  By uncovering and identifying the "voices" of slaves, indentured servants, artisans, abori